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Qatar Museum chooses Saint-Gobain

Saint-Gobain delivers its innovative solutions to Qatar most recent iconic project.

In Doha, the National Museum of Qatar, designed by the architect Jean Nouvel, has just opened its doors to the public. The impressive 40,000 m² building, inspired by the local desert rose, has 539 “petals” formed by thousands of interconnected concrete disks. Several Saint-Gobain solutions were selected for this challenging architectural structure. Weber supplied 900 metric tons of ready-mix mortar and Kimmco-Isover delivered 150,000 m² of glass wool to insulate the building, its air conditioning and ventilation systems, and water pipes. Awarded LEED Gold certification, this museum retraces Qatar’s history dating back 7,000 years.

Photo credit: Iwan Baan